Feminism
  • Middle Class women
    • Rebel against “separate spheres,”
      • Idea that men are the breadwinners, the woman says home with the children
    • Get education and jobs
    • Shopping by catalogue and department store
    • Elite women’s colleges
    • By 1900, 1/3 of clerical jobs filled by women
    • Social and some economic independence
      • Bicycle and book clubs
      • Dance halls
      • More premarital sex
  • Feminism
    • Charlotte Perkins Gilman
      • Called for release of women form domestic chores
    • Margaret Sanger, The Woman Rebel
      • About birth control— allows women to control their body
    • Emma Goldman
      • Denounced marriage as prostitution
      • Endorsed the idea of “free love,” love w/o contracts of marriage
    • Alice Paul
      • Founded National Women’s Party for suffrage
    • Greenwich Village, in Manhattan
      • Crystal Eastman, Heterodoxy, a feminist group
      • Feminist challenge: "how to arrange the world so that women can be human beings, with a chance to exercise their infinitely varied gifts in infinitely varied ways, instead of being destined by the accident of their sex to one field of activity."
    • Vice Commissions
      • Crack down on prostitution, drunkenness, pornography
    • Campaign for prohibition, regulation of movie theaters
    • Mann Act, 1910
      • Made transportation of women across state lines for immoral purpose illegal
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